Dec 1, 2008

Age discrimination at the Fund

Do you feel that because of your age, you are being treated different and not being offered the same opportunities as other employees? Does the fund offer enough training programs specially tailored for older employees?

Voice your opinion.


"We are all in this together, by ourselves."

38 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/10/2008

    In my department, accounting, they pushed me out by making my life miserable.

    I was forced to retire eventhough I felt I was still capable of doing the work.

    I cried for so many days for what the fund did to me. I gave half of my life to the fund, and for them to turn around and treat me this way was not right.

    I could finally speak my mind.

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  2. Anonymous12/10/2008

    There is a lady in my department that the director was trying to push her to retire. But the lady was strong and she didn't let them have their way. They used to make her so miserable until one day she let them know that she knew what they were up to, but they were not going to accomplish it.

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  3. Anonymous12/10/2008

    my manger was interviewing peopl and complained that one woman had good skills but was to old. This from a black woman. the other blacks and hispancs agred wiht her. dont hire that old lady

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  4. Anonymous12/10/2008

    This is a disgrace; and believe me HR knows exactly what is happening. As soon as an unlimited staff complain or express a desire to go to another department they call that manager to inform them of the employee's concerns.

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  5. Anonymous12/10/2008

    HR is the biggest joke ast thefunds, even with rodney "promoted" to manage facilities. (just waiting foro the bilding to burn down any day) I dont have enogh time in the day to tell the stories of their (in)competence.

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  6. Anonymous12/10/2008

    I heard Rodney Parker had to leave HR because he received a complain about Brandy Shiloh and when he approached her, she went crying to Donna Rey.

    Brandy, you are such a back stabber!

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  7. Anonymous12/10/2008

    brandy thinks she's a bag of lays chips and just dont really know how people feel about her..what a shame that HR has taken a turn for the worse where they dont even handle issues the way they should.they pushed out diana rodriguez for this butc h...

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  8. Anonymous12/10/2008

    There were more than a few dim bulbs in HR before brandy (liquid lunch, anyone?) arrived. And there still are.

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  9. Anonymous12/10/2008

    lol lol.... is it true that her lover makes 90K per year... what happened to TEF and CCF employees who got nothing with this stupid merge.. backdoor functions still exist in each fund. why fix a wheel that was not BROKE. spending is at an all-time high and the trustees cant see the SSD is a joke.. SRS, ORACLE, JOKE JOKE JOKE... hi Johan...WHO IS RAVEN....

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  10. Anonymous12/10/2008

    i cant wait for the kumbaya all staff pep rally in 3,2,....

    oh and you will have to use your lunch hour to attend.

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  11. Anonymous12/10/2008

    for which they will rent out the Sheraton and make us sit through hours and hours of the most boring shit i ever heard in my life, at a cost of , say , $50K? then tell us to watch our staples spending. LMAO, Mitra. get it?

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  12. Anonymous12/10/2008

    its simple math

    getting rid of employees + no yearly departmental thanksgiving turkey = some unqualified chronie's raise

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  13. Anonymous12/10/2008

    You care about a turkey when people are losing their jobs?! Get a salad.

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  14. Anonymous12/11/2008

    "Get a salad."

    but I need protein to protect my health, too.

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  15. Anonymous12/11/2008

    darlene coor sold us out thats why all this shit is happening, every day she walks and talks with brandy after work, and they always go to lunch together. for 2 people talking so much , for better relations between staff and management, i dont see anything getting better for members, just things getting better for management, she has allowed them to put a choke hold on us , and instill feaR IN MEMBERS,AND ALL THIS REDEPLOYMENT STUFF STARTED WITH HER OWN DEPT. NOW HOW IS THAT AND YOU THE PRESIDENT OF THE STAFF ASSOCIATION, HOW IS THAT , AND WHY WAS THAT ALLOWED..BRANDY GOT THE RIGHT ONE BABY, TO SELL US OUT, DAM I WISH LORRAINE DIDNT DIE, THIS SHIT WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED, AND FUCK ELENORE TILSON, SHE HANDED THE PLANTATION OVER TO THE WRONG MUTHAFUCKERS.. AND SHE NEW THIS STILL COLECTING HER CONSULTANT FEES, THAT MESS ALL STARTED WITH HER..

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  16. Anonymous12/11/2008

    AND YE ASS HOLE I SEE SOME WORDS ARE SPELLED WRONG

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  17. Anonymous12/11/2008

    who is this RAVEN person on 31..... the so called heavy weight diva who thinks her fat azzzz looks hot... people need to wake the PHUK up and smell the coffee. RAVEN AND JOHAN are family members and spies.. Raven can really walk in those high heel shoes, you look like your about to break your neck baby..... TRY FLATS because your hips are not getting your anywhere except out of breath!!!! SRS my azzzz RAVEN. is this all you do at the fund and make big bucks.... hehe

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  18. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Right On No Joke Raven is Disgusting. She should stop hitting on the guys in I.T. They all laugh at her.

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  19. Anonymous12/11/2008

    SHE NEEDS SOME FLATS AND STOP CAUSING THE FLOOR TO ROCK WHEN SHE WALKS. EVER HEAR THE NOISE FROM HER PANTS AND JACKET RUBBING...AHHHH THE SOUND OF THE TWO SISTERS...POLLY & ESTHER. SHE MAY NEED PANT LINERS, IM SURE HER LEGS RUBBING EATS A HOLE IN THE THIGHS

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  20. b. holman12/11/2008

    damm it sounds like The nbf needs a hug

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  21. Anonymous12/11/2008

    the fund feels that we should be happy with what we get. The chelsea pier outings with that nasty food, they order all this crap that the average person finds disgusting, but we have to be grateful. We get towels and jackests that run, umbrellas that break after one use, and we should be grateful. I have a good upbringing, I know quality when it see it, and I would honestly prefer those pennies in my paycheck, rather than receive garbage as gifts, and told I should be grateful. The fund is wasteful with their money because thay do what they want to do with it, and feel "WE SHOULD BE GRATEFUL. or go work someplace else. The devil is a liar. I'm going to stay right there and still talk my shit.

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  22. Anonymous12/11/2008

    I have witnessed how Donna Rey & Brandy Shiloh mock Louise Bayer. The second she walks out of the meeting, they make fun of everything she said. If you don't believe it, look at Donna's and Brandy's face when Louise speaks.

    Personally, knowing Louise from her time in the union, I think she is a very strong and capable woman. It's sad this new management feels otherwise.

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  23. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Donna Rey does that to everyone. Look at how she terminates people for no reason at all. Remember this Donna everything you do comes back to you. You will pay for the way you treat people. You are nothing but a low life. No one in this organization respects you or likes you. GET OUT.

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  24. Anonymous12/11/2008

    Ditto on the crappy gifts. Keep the shit nobody wants it. Just cheap, cheesy junk.

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  25. Anonymous12/11/2008

    THIS IS BETTER THAN SRS AND ORACLE.. RAVEN WE HOPE YOUR ON TOP OF ALL THIS... IF NOT, YOUR GOING TO ESCALATE JUST LIKE YOUR WEIGHT TO CATAGORY 310 POUNDS THAT IS. AND BE REPORTED TO THE HEAD HONCHOS.

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  26. Anonymous12/12/2008

    Let's talk about supervisors that come I'm and spend the whole day on the Internet and take three hour lunches

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  27. Anonymous12/12/2008

    This is who we have working next to us.

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  28. Anonymous12/12/2008

    THE CENTER OF UNION FACTS HAS OBTAINED DOCUMENTS THROUGH THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DEMONSTRATING DISTRESSING ABUSE OF EQUAL- OPPORTUNITY RIGHTS BY LABOR LEADERS.

    Since 2000, Labor Unions faced 13,815 complaints of discrimination filed with the GOV - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission these include:

    4,248 Complaints of race discrimination

    3,386 of Age

    1,820 Of Sex

    1,642 of Disability

    297 of Religious

    ALL I CAN TELL YOU ALL IS "THAT WE ARE STRONG TOGETHER " Know your Rights EEOC....

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  29. Anonymous12/12/2008

    Name Title Salary Benefits
    & Other Total
    Compensation
    Andrew Stern International President $ 229,960 $ 28,771 $ 258,731
    Anna Burger International Sec-treas $ 202,891 $ 25,717 $ 228,608
    Marykay Henry Exec Vice President $ 181,831 $ 24,386 $ 206,217
    Tom Woodruff Exec Vice President $ 176,055 $ 21,111 $ 197,166
    Eliseo Medina Exec Vice President $ 177,855 $ 16,481 $ 194,336
    Gina Glantz Sr Advisor To President $ 144,309 $ 39,884 $ 184,193
    Gerald Hudson Exec Vice President $ 176,055 $ 7,392 $ 183,447
    George Franciscojr. Executive Board $ 152,761 $ 30,343 $ 183,104
    James Johnston Jr. Area Director $ 143,433 $ 36,213 $ 179,646
    Larry Mcneil Dir, Institute For Change $ 132,720 $ 38,360 $ 171,080
    Paul Policicchio Vice President $ 169,356 $ 0 $ 169,356
    Kirk Adams Chief Of Staff $ 157,716 $ 11,515 $ 169,231
    John Thacker Int'l Representative $ 111,855 $ 52,501 $ 164,356
    Stephen Lerner Dir Of Property Services $ 146,629 $ 14,624 $ 161,253
    Sheila Velazco Asst To The Regional Evp $ 123,707 $ 33,200 $ 156,907
    Dimitrios Philliou Organizing Director $ 132,110 $ 24,654 $ 156,764
    Elisabeth Gustafson Director Of Finance/cfo $ 155,181 $ 1,352 $ 156,533
    Robert Lawson Deputy Director $ 111,495 $ 43,876 $ 155,371
    Eileen Kirlin Dir Of Public Services $ 143,224 $ 10,242 $ 153,466
    John Ronches Asst To Sec-tres/ Progs $ 130,552 $ 21,346 $ 151,898
    David Kieffer Director/long Term Care $ 135,900 $ 14,044 $ 149,944
    Jennifer Cunningham Exec Dir State Council $ 148,405 $ 0 $ 148,405
    Ellen Golombek Asst Sec/treas Govt Affrs $ 127,552 $ 20,597 $ 148,149
    William Pritchett Asst To The President $ 139,681 $ 8,253 $ 147,934
    Grant Williams Glbl Prtnrshp Reg Org Dir $ 94,049 $ 51,939 $ 145,988
    Robert Laggini Asst S/t For Talnt Mgmnt $ 129,779 $ 12,569 $ 142,348

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  30. Anonymous12/12/2008

    Issues + Action 1199SEIU iSpeak iSpeak on Minimum Wage
    iSpeak on Minimum Wage
    The federal minimum wage is now $5.15 and has been so for over a decade, while some CEOs are making literally hundreds of millions of dollars a year, and Congress gives itself a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) salary increase each year. There is now a proposal in the US Senate to raise the minimum wage to $7.25. Is this a fair proposal? If so, why? If not, why not?
    This is not fair. It should be at least $8.00 dollars to $10.00 an hour. Some of the workers that work for minumum wage are heads of house holds. By the time they get their checks, half goes back to taxes. Please raise the minumum to a decent wage!!!

    Miriam Escamilla
    Patient representative, Montefiore Medical Center
    The Bronx, NY



    I think it's a very fair proposal. It is very difficult to live on such a little salary. The cost of living in NYC is very expensiv. I am sure that on that salary it is very hard to get by. I hope this proposal is passed and that the cost of living does not inflate afterwards.

    Liliana Mora
    Health educator, NY Presbyterian Hospital
    New York City,

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  31. Anonymous12/13/2008

    Our brothers and sisters from the union are joining us in our struggle. We welcome them and vouch to fight together for equality of pay.

    Enough is enough. No more to Union or Fund upper management making corporate salaries in a non-for-profit organization. In the Fund, each Chief makes an average salary of $200,000. (soon we’ll have the right salaries) and there are 12 Chiefs not counting the Executive Director. Let’s all do the math: 200K x 12 = 2.4million.

    Do we really need all these Chiefs? Why? For so many years, the Fund operated with Directors making half as much.

    We commend Mitra for stopping the theft that was happening in Pension and other departments, but what she is doing with the money she saved could also be inferred as theft.
    I wonder what a member making $7.00 an hour will think?

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  32. Welcome to the strugle my fellow co-worker.

    We encourage management staff like yourself with top level access to speak up.

    We have all been victims of the injustice perpetrated by the people mentioned above in some way, either directly or inderectly.

    An investigation is in order and let the weight of justice fall on those who have done wrong.

    Feel free to email us.

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  33. Anonymous12/14/2008

    This is from another very concerned employee. I have worked for one of the Funds for over 20 years and I hold a high management position with access to Accounting, Executive and HR files. During that time, I have not seen so much disorganization, corruption and deceit, favoritism, and discrimination. I have seen the abuse and ignorance from top management staff first hand.

    I strongly believe in change. As a matter of fact, I am an advocate to change. But when someone abuses the system to get her way and imposes fear among her staff to get respect; then the credibility and premeditated good purpose for that change goes out the window. All odds are against it.

    The Website has been forwarded to the EEO, other equal right opportunity sources, members and providers. It is only a matter of time before any other concerned high ranking official or group of important individuals get involved. It appears we have to go beyond the Union, Trustees and 57th Street Hospital League because it looks as if they do not care about ours and our members concerns for any of these allegations.

    I’m requesting the following facts should be and must be investigated.

    1. If punches are being fixed for Bradley or any other HR staff; then the same punishment should be applied to those who break the rule just as many others have been terminated for these actions. Disciplinary actions up to termination should be sought. All you have to do is question the AA and HR reps. I’m sure they would rather tell the truth than lose their jobs.

    2. If criminal actions were committed by Brandy in the past; then the same punishment should be applied to her just as she terminated many others for having a past criminal record. Termination should be sought. I cannot wait to see those wrongfully terminated sue 1199 for having another criminal terminate them. I am certain the media would love to get a piece of this action.

    3. If favoritism is in place; then it must be stopped, and those who apply it must be punished. Brandy, Donna and Johan must be punished according to their same rules and regulations. No more favorites; no more preferential treatment; no more abuse; no more FEAR.

    4. If hiring preference is being insisted for employees/consultants from the Auburn Technical Services Group; then it must be investigated. Why would Johan (especially him) and Donna prefer these consultants be hired over other consulting agencies and more qualified candidates no questions asked? Is there some type of personal connection? “Just do it is their motto” Ask the HR reps and they would rather tell the truth than lose their jobs.

    5. How do you justify Johan Reyes’ salary? $120K??? He possesses a bachelor’s degree in computers, and has no more than three years of experience in; I guess computer stuff to be leading a new department at the Fund. He acts as if he is another Chief of the Fund. Where is the experience to back it up? Where is the respect for those who are educated and have more seniority like Leo Cole, Kwok Wu, Diana Rodriguez, James Mele and Michelle Agard for example, to lead the way?

    One more thing I would like to mention in regards to salaries is the $20K increase Brandy Shiloh received recently after allegedly using a scare tactic against Donna Rey threatening to leave. Now that we know they are friends, the question is, was it a personal favor or a way to keep her mouth shut? One can only wonder…

    6. Finally, if Mitra is aware or involved to any of the above; she must be immediately removed from her position. If George is aware or involved to any of the above, he must also be immediately removed from his position. The way I see, if the allegations set forth are true, both of them should be immediately removed from their position.

    My concerns have been raised, and I am very certain that someone out there will listen and will do something about it.

    1199 SEIU Benefit and Pension Fund Executive Management.

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  34. Welcome to the strugle my fellow co-worker.

    We encourage management staff like yourself with top level access to speak up.

    We have all been victims of the injustice perpetrated by the people mentioned above in some way, either directly or inderectly.

    An investigation is in order and let the weight of justice fall on those who have done wrong.

    Feel free to email us.

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  35. Anonymous12/17/2008

    To all that have been unfairly treated, pushed out, wrongfully terminated and discriminated against. Please get in touch with the EEOC @ http://www.eeoc.gov/ and state your case to them. Alone we cannot fight this, Together we can overcome and defeat this unlawful and atrocious behavior.

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  36. Anonymous1/09/2009

    Blogging as whistle-blogging: Fracas at 1199 Family of Funds

    By Susan Merniton December 21, 2008 5:39 PM

    In New York City, a concerned employee of the 1199 Family of Funds has created an anonymous blog entitled What's Happening at 1199SEIU Family of Funds? that calls out two staffers as people who engage in nepotism, practice discrimination, and create an unfair culture. In response to this blog, according to my source, the organization has blocked access to outside email (and is screening mail), has called a meeting to deny the allegations, and is (understandably) trying to figure out who the author is.

    Meanwhile, employees are deeply engaging with the site, posting responses to posts that inquire about age discrimination, questionable and possibly illegal practices, and their right to exercise their free speech with this blog ("The fund is threatening employees with prosecution and termination if they participate in this blog. What ever happened to our right to speak? Isn't that what our Union fights for? What would our Union do if management at one of the institutions will threaten our members the same way?")

    Interestingly enough, if you assume that the 1,800 employees of the 1199 Family of Funds are all aware of this blog--and perhaps 70 of them are posting on it--a picture emerges where some disgruntled employees--whistleblowers?--are using social media to a) air their grievances and b) try to create positive change (which doesn't really seem to be working, does it?)

    If I was a New York based journalist, or the journalism prof at a local J school, I'd jump all over this story, both to better understand what is actually going on at the 1199 Family of Funds and to see if anyone is accountable, and to understand and document how blogging--on blogspot, no less!--is being used as an organizing tool in a non-technical setting.

    Social media, anyone? Wow.

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  37. Susan,

    Thank you for taking a look at our blog and diffusing information about our struggle.

    First of all, allow me to say that every accusation on this blog is based on true facts.

    Contrary to everything the Fund stands for, this new administration is using their position of authority to step all over workers rights. Taking advantage of our current economic times, they threaten employees with termination if they even attempt to be part of this blog. As a long term employee of the Fund, I have been witness to many changes, but I never thought that an organization known for "fighting for workers rights" could engage in implementing such a string of unfair practices and pretend everything is just accusations of one or two disgruntled employees.

    As much as the Fund would like us to terminate the blog, this will not stop. We will continue to keep the blog alive and fight for our fellow employee's rights.

    Feel free to email me.

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